ferrari owner are "dicks" R8 owner are gentlemanOwning an F430 and R8 at the same time, I can tell you your reception/reaction from other people is be entirely different between the two cars. Don't ask me why, it just is.
In the Ferrari I've been called nasty names, and someone even spit on the car when I ventured out to an actual public place in an actual parking lot. Many Ferrari owners report having their shields & badges stolen (with damage to the car), and even keying of their cars when they don't "stand guard".
In the R8 it's the complete opposite. I've NEVER had a negative reaction from anyone to the R8. It's consistently thumbs-up and smiles from any and all demographics. You can actually take it to the store, if you want, without fear of damage or harassment. Even at a Cars & Coffee somehow I'm "approachable" with the R8, and I'm a jerk when I show up in the F430 (OK slight exaggeration but you get the gist).
None of this may make any difference to you, but it does to me. There will be a pristine, gated F430 going up on BAT in the next couple weeks...